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Peachtree City Police launch homicide investigation after 15-year-old found dead in apartment

The police department said they are at The Greens at Braelinn apartment complex on Peachtree Station Circle.

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — A mother found her 15-year-old daughter dead at a Peachtree City apartment complex Tuesday morning and authorities are now investigating her murder.

Peachtree City Police responded to The Greens at Braelinn apartment complex on Peachtree Station Circle around 6 a.m. 

That's when police found the teen dead with trauma to the head. 

"Her mother woke up this morning and found her daughter deceased," Matt Myers, assistant chief of Peachtree City Police said.

Officers said her mother was the one who called 911. One other person was in the home, according to police.

"She does have an injury to her head, I can't really elaborate further on the nature of that," Myers said about the teen. He went on to say that it will be up to the medical examiner to determine the cause of death -- including if a weapon was involved.

"Our preliminary investigation does indicate that it was a murder. The circumstances surrounding her unfortunate passing are still being investigated," Myers said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Scene Unit has been called in to help.

"At this time, it appears to be an isolated incident," Myers said, clarifying that there is not a public threat to the community.

No suspect information was shared and investigators were still exploring leads. 

Myers said Peachtree City is safe -- but not even the safest cities can escape crime.

"I think crime is a problem everywhere," he said. "In Peachtree City, we have a very safe community and in general we do have a very low rate of violent crime -- but crime itself is something that occurs everywhere."

Neighbor Yazmine Glanton echoed Myers description of the city, even saying that her neighborhood to is quiet and a place where children play.

"I'm kind of surprised of the situation," the mother of two said. 

Glanton moved to the complex in November and said she's never had anything suspicious happen during her time there. 

"Honestly, Peachtree City is a really good area," she said. "And (this) is scary for kids."

A mother to a one-year-old and a five-year-old, she is sending prayers and condolences to the family.

"I feel terrible for her family," she said of the teen. "She had her whole life ahead of her."

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